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Ash dieback disease: A plague on our ashes

Ash dieback is expected to kill millions of Britain’s ash trees over the next ten years. Caused by a fungus, Hymenoscyphus fraxineus, the disease kills trees by spreading through the branches and strangling the vascular system. Dr Anne Edwards and Prof … Continue reading

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Fungal spores: the root of rain?

There’s a branch of chaos theory suggesting that the minute air movements caused by a butterfly flapping its wings could ultimately cause a distant hurricane. Yesterday, at the International Meeting on The Invasive Fungus, Professor Nik Money, from Miami University, … Continue reading

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